Preview: South Korea vs. Colombia

Preview: South Korea vs. Colombia

Following their 2022 World Cup campaign South Korea will be back in action on Friday when they face Colombia in an international friendly.

The visitors are undefeated in their previous three matches, while South Korea are looking to immediately get back to winning ways.

Jurgen Klinsmann’s era in charge of South Korea will get kick-started this week as he takes charge of the national team for the first time since being named the new manager in February.

The German coach will be hoping to start with a positive result, while the team itself will be keen to impress, making this an important game.

South Korea were impressive during the recent World Cup, picking up four points during the group stage following a draw against Uruguay and a shock victory over Portugal.

While their run in the tournament came to an end during a forgettable 4-1 loss against Brazil in the round of 16, the squad should have taken plenty of confidence from the performances.

That is something they will be keen to showcase in the first match since that point, which should make South Korea a genuine threat within this fixture.

However, the visitors are currently enjoying a three-match undefeated streak heading into Friday’s game, which is a run they want to extend.

Colombia’s national team are notorious for their hard-working attitude on the pitch, and that is clear from their recent defensive performances.

The Los Cafeteros have been able to keep a trio of consecutive clean sheets heading into this game, and that side of their game is going to be needed against strong offensive opponents.

Colombia’s most recent match saw them play out a goalless draw against USA, and while it continued their recent undefeated run, more attacking quality will be needed this time out.

With Colombia not being part of the World Cup, the team has had a longer break than their opponents, but that should only make them keener to get onto the pitch to get back on track.

South Korea form (all competitions):

Colombia form (all competitions):

We say: South Korea 2-0 Colombia
South Korea are a strong attacking unit and while Colombia boast a quality team the fact that the hosts have a brand new manager should help to get them a positive result here.

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